Travel Guide to La Gomera

Silbo Island and Biosphere Reserve

In the beautiful island of La Gomera , it took place a bloody battle between conquerors and Guanches , but also many attacks by corsairs and fleet enemies. Today this Island is only invaded by the many tourists that go looking for amazing holidays in these wonderful nature lands that La Gomera can offer. Explore this island with our travel guide.

Plan your stay in La Gomera

You can arrive to this island by plane or ferry. There are many things to do in this island, that is why it deserves more than one or two days of visit for this travel guide. You should wear comfortable shoes and carry your camera with you to take amazing photos while visiting places like the Garajonay National Park and the Valle Gran Rey Rural Park. In this travel guide we recommend you to visit the town of Agulo, the Órganos Cliff, the Conde Cliff, the Darias House, the viewpoint of Roques and the one of Palmarejo, among many other places.

 

What to see in La Gomera

We can start our travel guide in San Sebastián to visit the parochial Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción from the XV and XVIII centuries, where you can find original architectonic pieces and several paintings.

The hermitages are also very popular. Among them we highlight: the San Sebastián Hermitage (XVI century), the Reyes Hermitage (XVI century), the San José Hermitage (1719) and the Puntallana Hermitage (XVI century). But you can also visit the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Hermitage and the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción Hermitage (XVI and XVIII centuries)

Other remarkable building is the Conde Tower (founded in 1470) sheltering nowadays the cartography museum, which is a must see in this trael guide.

The House of Colón (XVIII century) along with the House of the Counts (XVIII century) are very beautiful buildings to visit. But you should visit as well the houses of Ruiz de Padrón (XVIII century), Darias (XX century) and Bencomo (XIX century).

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Parochial Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

The Archaeology museum is in the Echevarría House.

The town of Angulo we find the visitors centre in the Garajonay National Park. There are also interesting the San Marcos Church, the House of José Guiar and the one of Trujillo.

In Alajeró you should visit El Salvador temple (XVI-XVII centuries).

Whenn Tagaragunche, you have to go to see the Nuestra Señora del Buen Paso Hermitage, and don’t forget to stare in the landscapes of this town to the Dragos de Agalán the most ancient trees in this island, located in the Tajonaje cliff.

Next, Hermigua the Ethnographic Museum of La Gomera, the House of Telares, the Nuestra Señora de La Encarnación Church and the Convent of Dominico de San Pedro (1611) are very remarkable spots in this travel guide.

By the other side, in Vallehermoso there is the Candelaria Church (XVI-XVII centuries), the Temple of Bautista and the Hermitages of Santa Lucía (XVI century) and El Carmen (XVII century)

Finally, in the town of Valle Gran Rey you need to approach to the Palmarejo Viewpoint, an amazing natural landscape.

On the other side, the island has seventeen ecologic spaces summing more than 12.000 hectares. The Garajonay National Park, for example, has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one that you must visit in our travel guide.

If we keep talking about Natural Parks, we have to recommend the Natural Park of Majona. Also, in Valle Gran Rey there are spectacular Rural Parks spread around the place full of astonishing landscapes.In Vallehermoso, you will find the Protected Landscape of Orone, occupied by places like La Fortaleza (Archeological site) and Los Órganos (a cliff by the sea). And in Alajeró you have to visit the volcanic landscape of La Caldera.

With this, we conclude our travel guide to La Gomera.

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Practical data

Coordinates

28° 7′ 0″ N, 17° 14′ 0″ W

San Sebastián de La Gomera:

28° 5′ 32″ N, 17° 6′ 36″ W

Distances

Santa Cruz de Tenerife 121 km, La Gomera Airport, Alajeró 34 km

Altitude

128 m

Inhabitants

23 076 (2011)

8699 (2013) San Sebastián de La Gomera

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